Filebot 4.7 changing file date

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djkilla
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Filebot 4.7 changing file date

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I did a fresh install of Filebot 4.7 and when using Filebot (platform), ALL of my files are updated to the same current date. The older versions didn't do this when using Filebot (platform). How do I make sure Filebot NEVER changes the date on any of my files?

-DuseExtendedFileAttributes=false and -DuseNativeShell=false in the *.l4j.ini config files also -DuseCreationDate=false. Is there a new setting or something I can do to make sure the date NEVER changes?

I'm using Windows 7 64bit
Installed Filebot regular installer
Using the Filebot (Platform) GUI
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Re: Filebot 4.7 changing file date

Post by rednoah »

Same as this thread: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=3726


Seems like there's a bug that causes these system properties to be ignored. The workaround for now is either specifying -no-xattr or using the latest revision.

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djkilla
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Re: Filebot 4.7 changing file date

Post by djkilla »

rednoah wrote:Same as this thread: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=3726


Seems like there's a bug that causes these system properties to be ignored. The workaround for now is either specifying -no-xattr or using the latest revision.

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-no-xattr
Thanks so much for the reply! For anyone else with the same issue, I replaced my FileBot.jar in my c:\Program Files\FileBot directory with the updated FileBot.jar located here: https://sourceforge.net/projects/filebo ... ebot/HEAD/

Additional info:
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=3726

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1609
DavidRTurner
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Re: Filebot 4.7 changing file date

Post by DavidRTurner »

If you want to re-date the files back to their original dates, I found this utility to be quite good - BulkFileChanger by NirSoft - http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/bulk_file_changer.html
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Re: Filebot 4.7 changing file date

Post by WasabiNME »

That's an unfortunate bug that absolutely still affects the version on the main download page. And since filebot changes a file's creation date to the movie's release date by default, I can't even get the original dates back. Well, except for the movies released before 1970, thanks to Windows not allowing the files to be dated older than that.

How is a MASSIVE bug that's been documented for months not fixed in the release version? What else is broken than can potentially wreck years of properly curated movie files that's only fixed on SourceForge?
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